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Jan 15

Destroyed apple products

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apple destroyed products by michael tompert and paul fairchild
all photos by michael tompert and paul fairchild

a series of smashed, mangled, shot up and melted apple products are the subject of
a recent photography project by a san francisco-area graphic designer who said he’s
trying to make people think about their relationship with these universally beloved gadgets.

michael tompert said he had spent the last several months purchasing the newest in apple
consumer technology and then creatively destroying the pricey toys. the results, which
he photographed, briefly went on display at a gallery exhibition that ran over the weekend
at the small live worms gallery in san francisco.

tompert said the idea for the project came to him after he gave each of his two sons
an ipod touch for christmas. he said the two boys fought over one of the devices, which
had a certain game on it. fed up with the quarrel, tompert said he grabbed one of the ipods
and smashed it on the ground.

‘they were kind of stunned – the screen was broken and this liquid poured out of it.
I got my camera to shoot it,’ tompert said. ‘my wife told me that i should do something with it.’
in all, tompert created 12 images of destroyed apple products, working with his friend
paul fairchild, a photographer. ‘they had to be a brand-new product,’ tompert said.
‘it’s not about destroying old products. it’s about our relationship with the new.’

his methods of destruction varied by gadget. to destroy an iphone 3g device, he used a
heckler & koch handgun to blow a hole through it. to obliterate a set of ipod nanos,
he placed the devices on a train track so that a locomotive would run over them.

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Dec 27


‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel)

ran hwang is a korean-born artist working in new york, who creates intricate and poetic installations.
hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals
pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. using each elemnt like a pixel on a scren, hwang creates
oversized murals of birds, trees or chandeliers. her subject matter is often influenced by buddhist theories
and symbolism. hwang’s work has been described as inviting ’the viewer to engage in multiple readings
of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfillment through the
conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit’

http://www.ranhwang.com


‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel)


‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)


‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)


‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel)


‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)


‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)


‘garden of light’ by ran hwang, 2007 (pins, glass bowl, video on plexi-glass)


‘garden of light’ by ran hwang, 2007 (pins, glass bowl, video on plexi-glass)

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Dec 25

Metro marry me man says yes

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A gay man who proposed on the front page of 16 November 2010’s Metro newspaper is celebrating after his partner said yes.


Their engagement may have been overshadowed by Prince William and Kate Middleton, but before that story broke today this gay proposal had captured the attention of commuters across the UK.

Jon Mark Ireland was one of the winners of a competition to design the cover of the British free national paper and used it to pop the question to his boyfriend of almost five years, Ben Daniel Collins.

Ireland, 27, was worried Collins would miss seeing the paper that day despite being an avid Metro reader. But the 23-year-old spotted one under the arm of a fellow commuter on the London Underground and, seeing his own name, instantly panicked.

Reading the message he texted Ireland, jokingly promising “I’m going to kill you.”

But when they were able to speak a few hours later, Collins gave his partner a resounding “yes!”

Ireland said: “He said that he was a bit horrified to see his name but he was happy so it was a good job, I suppose.”

And he wasn’t bothered by William and Kate stealing their thunder. “Ben’s a royalist, he loves all that,” Ireland said.

He added that winning the competition and getting a yes from his partner had been “magical”.

The pair from Woodford, London are now considering tying the knot around the time of their fifth anniversary in May, perhaps at Kent’s spectacular Leeds Castle.

Metro, launched in 1999, is the UK’s third biggest daily national newspaper, read by an estimated 3.5 million people.

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Oct 29

I have to say this is truly amazing!!!! Kudos to the artists!



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Sep 16

For clothes that fit like a second skin, try instant fabric in a can

Rummaging in a drawer, grabbing a T- shirt and slipping it over your head would certainly be simpler. But some of us are willing to put a little more effort into our wardrobes.

The result? A shirt that fits so snugly it looks as if it has been sprayed on to the body. Actually, it has.
Thanks to a liquid mixture made of cotton fibres we could soon be spraying ourselves into everything from T-shirts, dresses, trousers to swim-wear and hats.

Stage one: This might tickle a bit… Dr Torres spray paints the model’s shoulder and torso. Both wear goggles to protect their eyes.

Fabrican – literally fabric in an aerosol can – is the brainchild of Spanish designer Dr Manel Torres who has spent ten years working on his invention.

In a video demonstrating how it works, he sprays a blue and white T-shirt on to a model in just under 15 minutes.

Drying as soon as it hits his skin, the garment can be taken off, washed and re-worn.

Dr Torres teamed up with Paul Luckham, Professor of Particle Technology at Imperial College London, to create Fabrican, which consists of cotton fibres, polymers (the plastics which hold them together) and solvents which keep it in liquid form.

Stage two: Thank goodness I didn’t ask for a suit… The fabric, drying fast, is already showing a couple of creases on the model’s torso

Stage three: Plain white’s so yesterday… Dr Torres decides to add a fetching splatter of blue to brighten things up a little

Stage 4: A touch to the neckline shows how the fabric dies away from the body

Stage five: The shirt off my back… The garment can be taken off, washed and re-worn

Fabrican is still a couple of years from hitting the shelves.

Dr Torres is working on ways to create more forgiving shapes as not everyone likes their clothes clinging to every curve. He is also trying to minimise the distinct whiff of solvent about the garments.

And although some spray-on designs will be on show at London Fashion Week, the instant fabric could end up being used for everything from bandages to furniture upholstery.

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Aug 11

Calgary-based multi-media artist Jeff de Boer created ornate and gorgeous sets of armor for mice and cats!

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Aug 01

In the middle of the lobby of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Berlin stands a AquaDom standing 25 meters tall and is the largest cylindrical aquarium ever built. It’s filled with about 900,000 liters of seawater and has 2600 fish of 56 species.

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Jun 11

Gold iPod Touch 64GB

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Goldgenie Bobby Moore Signature Range Gold iPod Touch 64GB:

£599.99 (U can buy it here)

  • This special edition 64GB Ipod Touch features Bobby Moore’s signature on the reverse and has been embellished with 24ct gold by Goldgenie. This stunning piece will make listening to music and surfing the web a truly luxurious experience, and would also be an exceptional memento for football fans.
  • Goldgenie will donate 10% of the profits from each Bobby Moore iPod Touch to the life saving work of the Bobby Moore Fund. The donations will be spent on cutting-edge bowel cancer research, carried out by leading scientists.

Goldgenie Frank Lampard Signature Range Gold iPod Touch 64GB

£559.99 (U can buy this here)

  • This special edition 64GB Ipod Touch features Frank Lampard’s signature on the reverse and has been embellished with 24ct gold by Goldgenie. This stunning piece will make listening to music and surfing the web a truly luxurious experience, and would also be an exceptional memento for football fans.
  • Goldgenie will donate a portion of the profits from each Frank Lampard iPod Touch to the Teenage Cancer Trust.


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Jun 01

A Low Fi Lenticular On The Streets Of Berlin

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May 06

Beach Art

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Artist Jim Denevan makes large scale art in the sand.

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